Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Torino 1-0 Inter

Torino won a third consecutive game for the first time this season as they beat Inter 1-0 on Sunday afternoon.

As expected, Nicolas N'Koulou returned to the starting eleven whilst Joel Obi replaced the suspended Tomas Rincon.

Inter thought they had taken the lead in the early moments, but Salvatore Sirigu made a sensational save to tip Mauro Icardi's volley over the bar.

The away side were enjoying the majority of possession, and Croatian winger Ivan Perisic also came close, but his header hit the bar.

Ten minutes before half time, Toro took the lead against the run of play, as Perisic inadvertently played the ball into the path of Lorenzo De Silvestri who crossed for Adem Ljajic to score.

In the second half, it was Samir Handanovic's turn to make a miraculous save as he denied Lorenzo De Silvestri's acrobatic effort.

Adem Ljajic also had an opportunity to double Toro's lead, and perhaps should have crossed for Andrea Belotti who was better placed.

Nicolas N'Koulou enhanced his reputation by making an excellent goal line clearance to deny Miranda's header, whilst Rafinha saw his volley rebound off the post.

Torino held on for a hard fought victory to keep their slim chances of Europa League qualification alive for another week at least.

Forza Toro

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